Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stamp a Stack "Fun Folds & Terrific Techniques

Here are 4 of the 5 cards we made at my last Stamp a Stack! It was during Sale-a-Bration so some of the stamps and ribbon are no longer available but I'll show them to you as I'm sure you could adapt them with current supplies! The 5th card was one using the free SAB Designer Paper, similar to this card using the Pennant XL Bigz Die and the Big Shot. Well SAB is over, but remember that for the entire month of May, when you purchase any combination of textured card stock or Designer Series paper, you get ONE package (any price) FREE!

JOY FOLD & FAUX SILK TECHNIQUE (also Rock & Roll on closure medallion)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Warm Words (I also used the stamp from Eastern Blooms which is exactly like the Baroque Motifs flower stamp so my attendees didn't have to worry about switching ink colors)
Ink: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White card stock, More Mustard Designer Series Paper (from retired hostess pack)
Accessories: Tissue Paper, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Stick, SU! Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments (current hostess set)
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads
Card stock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Bleach, paper towels, So Saffron Sale-a-Bration Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver brads, Round Tab Punch

This one takes a bit of explanation & I'll try and take pictures of the fold sometime. You cut a piece of cardstock (here kraft) to 8-1/2" by 5-1/2" and score it at 4-1/4". Then you cut from that score line to the upper left hand corner to make the diagonal part. The inside piece (here Really Rust) is a piece of card stock cut at 10-1/2" by 4" and scored at 5-1/4". It is adhered to the full part of the kraft cardstock so when you open it you open the diagonal craft piece to the left and the Really Rust piece upwards. It sounds strange but if you try it with my measurements I think you'll get it easily! I call it the Beth fold because my fabulous upline Beth introduced me to it! She said it wasn't her original idea but didn't know where it came from - if you know let me know, maybe that person has a name for it. Perhaps the "over and up fold"...if you have name ideas for it let me know!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All Holidays, En Francais Background
Ink: VersaMark, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pads
Card stock: Glossy card stock, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Really Rust, Whisper White
Accessories: Sand paper, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain, Designer Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals


Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (Sale-a-Bration set), Wow Flowers
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Duct Tape, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Word Window Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Mat Pack


EValeen said...

Love the creative folds. Just the inspiration I needed to get out of the typical A2 rut!

Teresa Brooks said...

Great cards, love the folds.

Cate said...

These are all wonderful and I will defintely have to try some of the folds.

Laura said...

Beautiful cards. I will have to try some of these folds. New to cardmaking and haven't done anything but the standard fold. Thanks!

Rose said...

Those are super cute cards!